In 1980, Somalis were under the rule of a military dictatorship with a totalitarian government.<quoted text>Then you would enjoy even MORE freedom in a place like Somalia. There are more gun toting conservatives there who are fighting for their freedom, so you should fit right in.
By 1990, residents were prohibited from gathering publicly in groups greater than three or four, fuel shortages caused long lines of cars at petrol stations, inflation had driven the price of pasta and paper currency notes were of such low value that several bundles were needed to pay for a restaurant meal.
Fast forward to 2012. A new political process of permanent democratic institutions has been established - a parliament consisting of Senators as well as a lower house; 30% of the National Constituent Assembly earmarked for women; and the President elected by a constitutional election.
So I'm not sure where you find fault fighting for freedom.
The government did retaliate recently against a resurgent stronghold and thousands of Somalis ended up pouring into the city's sports stadium to protest the truck bombing by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab with the Somali president, Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, spoke at the rally, calling al-Shabab "religious thugs."
I certainly don't know all of the complexities going on in this country, but just from what I've read this morning I'm still not sure what you're talking about.